Drinks

Rhum Agricole
June 2012

Rhum Agricole

A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine

French Connection
May 2012

French Connection

WEB EXCLUSIVE: French spirits star in the mixed-drink recipes at Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix’s Pour Vous

More Than Mystery
April 2012

More Than Mystery

Eat, drink, shop and stay—a tip sheet to the stunning little big city of Stockholm

More Than Mystery Retail
April 2012

More Than Mystery Retail

Snickarbaken 7 No phone / snickarbacken7.se A new one-stop shop for art, design, fashion, coffee...

Liquid Smoke
March 2012

Liquid Smoke

Cocktailia’s newest trend catches fire—plus, recipes from some of the country’s best barkeeps

Bathtub Gin
January 2012

Bathtub Gin

A recipe to take the venerable spirit from mundane to magical

Northern Exposure Cocktails
October 2011

Northern Exposure Cocktails

by JOANNE SASVARI Calabash Bistro Cocktail: Calabash Dark and Stormy 604-568-5882 / calabashbistro.com A slice...

The Jimmy Mac
August 2011

The Jimmy Mac

By the Glass—a Macallan cocktail worthy of its home at £10 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

Cool Factor
August 2011

Cool Factor

Nothing’s better in August than a tall, cold one—see how bartenders across the U.S. take the pause that refreshes.

Nastoyka
June 2011

Nastoyka

From Russia with love, infused vodka and the cocktails it inspires.

The Smoking Gun
April 2011

The Smoking Gun

With its origins in the smokiest of spirits, this combination of rum and bitters is right on target.

Pickle Back
March 2011

Pickle Back

A two-fisted combo of Jameson Irish whiskey and pickle juice—how can you go wrong?

Sherry Reconsidered
February 2011

Sherry Reconsidered

It’s long been revered as a spirit—now today’s cocktalians are giving the libation a second go-round in eight delectable recipes.

Martini
January 2011

Martini

An evolution that expands the definition of a classic cocktail; plus, five recipes.

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out
December 2010

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out

For an over-the-top New Year’s Eve, there is still one go-to destination: Vegas, baby...Vegas.

The Perfect Cup
September 2010

The Perfect Cup

The great coffee debate still brews, but one purveyor translates the new wave of coffee roasting into a potent potable.

Bitter Truth
August 2010

Bitter Truth

Sure, they're sour-tasting elixirs made from mashed herbs—but thanks to the craft-cocktail movement, the time for amari in the States has never been better.

Sorriso Cocktail
July 2010

Sorriso Cocktail

Francesco Lafranconi melds gin, vodka, sweet sherry and maraschino liqueur to create a cocktail that is both complex and perfectly balanced.

Rum Runner
June 2010

Rum Runner

The premier cocktailians of Caña put their own inimitable L.A. spin on what was once the drink of the tropics.

Haute Coffee
May 2010

Haute Coffee

If you are looking for a great cup of java, check out these recommendations from our resident coffee connoisseurs.

A Taste of Pinot Paradise
April 2010

A Taste of Pinot Paradise

Santa Barbara is pinot noir heaven, but just which one is best? We give 'em a taste test.

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home
March 2010

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home

There's a new kid in town on the L.A. cocktail scene, and this one means business with an array of only artisanal mezcals.

Root Beer Grows Up
March 2010

Root Beer Grows Up

Remember the frosty floats from back in the day? Well, they're back but kicked up to a whole new level—and for adults only.

Drink in Paradise
February 2010

Drink in Paradise

The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.

Tiki Cocktails The Zombie
February 2010

Tiki Cocktails The Zombie

Tiki cocktails: The Zombie.

Tiki Cocktails Navy Grog
February 2010

Tiki Cocktails Navy Grog

John Coltharp Navy Grog From Don the Beachcomber, Hollywood 1 ounce Don Q Cristal light...

Tiki Cocktails Chief Lapu Lapu
February 2010

Tiki Cocktails Chief Lapu Lapu

John Coltharp Chief Lapu Lapu From the Royal Hawaiian, Laguna Beach 1 ½ ounces Coruba...

Paradise Poured
February 2010

Paradise Poured

Tiki is back—5 recipes you'll remember, reimagined for a new generation.

Bowled Over
December 2009

Bowled Over

Artisanal punches add a sophisticated splash to holiday revelry.

Mezcal Cocktails Paloma de Cereza
November 2009

Mezcal Cocktails Paloma de Cereza

Raul Yrastorza, Red Car Bar Paloma de Cereza Bartender: Raul Yrastorza Bar: Red Car Bar...

Mezcal Free Spirit
November 2009

Mezcal Free Spirit

Ron Cooper's journey from artist to mezcal producer started with a single question: “Do you think the Pan-American Highway really exists?” From there, he was driven to show the world the joys of the most complex, versatile and rarefied distillate on earth.

Editor’s Letter—November 2009
November 2009

Editor’s Letter—November 2009

Nothing is as certain as change...and it has come to this magazine in the form of a new editor.

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Pisco Sour

Watch Barcelona native Lucas Paya, of Bar Centro at the Bazaar in the SLS Hotel, break down one of his best.

Cocktail Recipe Frescura
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Frescura

Get the recipe for Pablo Moix's tequila, mezcal, orange, lemon, chamomile and ginger refresher, served at Long Beach's Hotel Maya.

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Old-Fashioned

Watch bartender John Coltharp construct his version of the venerable classic, and jot down the recipe.

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Fashionista

Despite this drink's name, its creator relies on intuition more than trends. Watch Kupchinsky mix gin, bitters, tarragon, cherries and vinegar into his signature libation.

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe Remember the Maine

Watch the pedigreed mixologist who relates "drinks to moments and experiences" commemorate the attack on the USS Maine via rye and absinthe.

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe South of the Border Sazerac

Innovative drinksmithing is this assertive barman and New Orleans native's specialty. Watch him revere this classic while breaking new ground.

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Spiced Mule

The Aussie native is consistently mentioned as one of the best barmen in L.A. Watch him make this rum, nutmeg and ginger-spiked Mule.

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Brown Derby

Watch what Marcos Tello, cocktail historian, founder of the Sporting Life and bartender at the Edison and Varnish, can do with only three simple ingredients.

Cocktail Recipe The Nettle
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Nettle

Watch the former Providence, now downtown Doheny-based mixologist flaunt what may be the best use of absinthe ever.

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The Arsenal

Watch the former Sanderson Hotel and Bar Marmont bartender artfully combine Bulleit bourbon, agave nectar, Angostura bitters, olallieberries and passion-fruit puree.

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia
September 2009

Cocktail Recipe The King of Bahia

Watch the godfather of L.A.'s cocktail renaissance craft his crown jewel of concoctions, and find out which farmers' market ingredients make it reign supreme.

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic
September 2009

Cocktail Recipes The Donají, the Barbacoa, Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Watch Rivera's Julian Cox create the mezcal-enhanced Donají, an ode to the storied Zapotec princess, and get three of his recipes.

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven
September 2009

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven

Half of the country's top bartenders are in L.A., making it the most exciting cocktail scene in the country. Meet the mixologists and their drinks.

Perfume for the Palate
August 2009

Perfume for the Palate

Histoires de Parfums masters Gérald Ghislain and Magali Sénéquier inspire the ultimate scent-driven dinner party, proving "without the aroma, there is no flavor."

Tastemakers 2009 Guillermo Uribe
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Guillermo Uribe

With an eye toward community, Guillermo Uribe conceived his Boyle Heights club, Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso, as a space for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their past and their present.

Tastemakers 2009 Cedd Moses
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Cedd Moses

Cedd Moses launched the Westside martini lounge Liquid Kitty in 1996 and had a satori moment. Since then, he has opened a string of landmark watering holes—from the Golden Gopher and Seven Grand to the Varnish and the Doheny.

palate—July 2009
July 2009

palate—July 2009

Lora Zarubin's picks for the best snacks and beverages for summer, including Spanish beers, Sue Moore's top dogs in Glendale, Scoops gelato and Argentine grilling.

palate—May 2009
May 2009

palate—May 2009

Lora Zarubin's latest favorites include downtown's Bottega Louie, Hangar One's spicy spirits, Unami Burger and online epicurean destination TastingTable.com